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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is New Mexico State University - Main Campus Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus was awarded 21 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is ranked #1,044 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when New Mexico State University - Main Campus held the #1,142 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus is also ranked #5 out of 11 schools in New Mexico.

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Is It Hard to Get Into New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

Acceptance Rate

New Mexico State University - Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for New Mexico State University - Main Campus.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to New Mexico State University - Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 450 to 580 )
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SAT Math Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 460 to 580 )
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New Mexico State University - Main Campus received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 23 )
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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like New Mexico State University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at New Mexico State University - Main Campus

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,713 undergraduates at New Mexico State University - Main Campus with 9,703 being full-time and 2,010 being part-time.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 82.15 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.15 out of 100
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How Much Does New Mexico State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $7,867. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for New Mexico State University - Main Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,954 $6,822 $9,670 $11,532 $12,119

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of New Mexico State University - Main Campus, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At New Mexico State University - Main Campus, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $4,760 a year. That adds up to $19,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do New Mexico State University - Main Campus Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University - Main Campus make about $34,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Las Cruces makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Contact details for New Mexico State University - Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-0111
Website: www.nmsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmexicostateuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmsu

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 93 majors graduated from New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 2,475 received undergraduate degrees and 821 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 173 $27,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 156 $28,200
Mechanical Engineering 109 $61,500
Nursing 106 $59,000
Computer Information Systems 104 $51,800
General Business/Commerce 94 $34,100
General Psychology 92 $20,300
Marketing 92 $38,100
General Biology 73 $18,900
Health & Physical Education 68 $24,300

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Online Learning at New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 6,123 students took at least one online class at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 5,771 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,123 1,602
2016-2017 5,771 1,580
2015-2016 5,738 1,630
2014-2015 6,013 1,876
2013-2014 5,852 1,890

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